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COLLIER COUNTY ATTORNEY TO ASK THE BOARD FOR AUTHORIZATION TO FILE SUIT AGAINST THE CVS CORPORATION AND REALTY TRUST GROUP, LLC TO RETURN MORE THAN $6.5 MILLION OF TAXPAYER MONEY

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Collier County Attorney Jeff Klatzkow next Tuesday will ask the Collier County Board of County Commissioners to authorize him to file suit on behalf of the County against the CVS Corporation and Realty Trust Group LLC, asking them to return over $6.5 million in taxpayer money that he asserts was wrongfully obtained by them as a result of an eminent domain jury ... Read More »

Engle Dentistry Named 5th Avenue South Avenue Elite Sponsor

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The 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District or BID (www.FifthAvenueSouth.com) – whose mission is to brand promote and create awareness of 5th Avenue South, a world-renowned shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in Naples, Florida – is pleased to announce that Engle Dentistry will serve as an Avenue Elite Sponsor. “Engle Dentistry is happy to participate in 5th Avenue South and its programs every year. ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Change

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I know a certain amount of puffery exists in many resume’s and CV’s, but the longer Councilor Honecker is in politics, the more his past accomplishments grow. Reading ‘Getting to know Marco Island City Council Candidates, Part 2’, I find it curious, since I was on most all submarines on their Alpha, Bravo and Charlie trials as well as during ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Fact Check

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I read a letter to the editor written by Adam Urban concerning my being “disingenuous to the taxpayers of Marco Island”. I did not vote for the Roll Back Rate because it would have defeated the purpose of the current implemented BucketBudget System. To avoid Bonding for Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) in the in the future, additional revenue must be ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Letter from City Council Candidate Grifoni

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When I announced my campaign 5 months ago, I set out to be a positive voice, focusing on the issues that matter to our citizens. I pledged to fight for every vote, and not ignore anyone in the process. I said I was going to run the most active and involved campaign for City Council because the people of Marco ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: A Fresh Start

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We have eight candidates running for four seats and after living here for 2 1/2 yrs I feel a change is needed in the way city council is run. As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant; I still live by the core values instilled in me by the Air Force. Integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do. ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Vote Grifoni

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Most would agree that our country is facing serious challenges that has left our nation polarized and divided. While it is easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged, I encourage my fellow Marco Islanders to look to our own local community and ensure that we are electing the right people in leadership here at home that will help put us on ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: A Man of Action

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During election season, you hear a lot of nice claims and you hear blistering accusations. You hear promises, diatribes and grand standing. Sometimes, it is difficult to know who to believe because everyone puts their best face forward during election season. As a resident of Marco Island, I believe we need a change on the city council. We need someone ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: City Council Election

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I have lived on Marco Island full time for the past 26 years and in the same house for the past 21 years. My two children were born and raised on Marco Island. They attended the local schools and participated in the many clubs and activities Marco Island has to offer. My husband and I have also worked full time ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: This Election

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Dear Fellow Citizens, The state of local politics on this island has reached an all time low.   We have self appointed judges who, based on their own criteria and unsolicited opinions, unfoundedly evaluate a citizen’s constitutional position and circulate their vicious self serving opinion to others.  As a result, unquestioning citizens are emailing these negative opinions to others as if it was ... Read More »

Marco Mourns Loss of Dick Shanahan

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island lost one of its most respected citizens late Thursday afternoon with the passing of Richard “Dick” Shanahan when he lost his battle with a disease that he had committed so much time and effort to beating. During the last several years Shanahan and his wife Debra have chaired the Imagination Ball of the American ... Read More »

City Council Election: Monica L Pierce

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As an informed and concerned resident of Marco Island, I have been doing my research on the candidates for City Council and have been very impressed with some of the candidates that are running this year. Jared Grifoni especially stands out. I first met Jared at the Glory of the Grape event at CJs in June. I spoke with him ... Read More »

Countdown to Election Day — Tuesday, November 8, 2016: Stevie Prettyman

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As Election Day draws near, fewer than 40 days away, I would urge everyone to take a close look at our candidates for our Marco Island City Council. On Tuesday, November 8th residents will have the opportunity to send a strong signal to the current leaders of Marco Island about the need for change. This election year affords us the privilege of ... Read More »

Public/Private Partnership: Amadeo Petricca

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At last night’s forum (Thursday, 09/29/2016) held at the Rose Hall Museum Auditorium, there was a discussion concerning the City finally being involved in a Public/Private Partnership with businesses on Marco Island. The first Public/Private Partnership in the City began in 2013, whereby the City allowed the businesses abutting Herb Savage Way alley to develop the swales for additional parking. ... Read More »

City Council Election: Kristina Pruyn

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I have lived on Marco Island full time for the past 26 years and in the same house for the past 21 years. My two children were born and raised on Marco Island. They attended the local schools and participated in the many clubs and activities Marco Island has to offer. My husband and I have also worked full time ... Read More »

City Council Election: Adam Urban

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It seems disingenuous for Amadeo Petricca to claim to be for taxpayers when he refused to vote for the roll-back millage rate the last two years. The roll-back rate would have kept tax revenue constant. Instead, Amadeo Petricca voted to raise collected ad valorem tax revenue for FY2016 and FY2017 by approximately 2.3 million dollars! He also claims to be ... Read More »

A Classy Class Reunion Walt Reynolds Comes Home

Swarthmore High School’s 60th reunion - The author, lower right, the sole Floridian in the bunch, was the only one wearing shorts. He was the unanimous choice for “best legs.”

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn There are still some of us in Goodland who still travel back to a receding past, to enjoy the company of old friends and classmates at a high school reunion. I will never forget my last trip back. On a balmy September 17, 2016, a Saturday, Swarthmore High School’s Class of 1956 (or what was ... Read More »

I Am Not My Brain

“...At the end of the day, all we have is who we are.”
~ Ryan Calhoun

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer  I have osteoarthritis in my knees. And in a roundabout way, my knee pain landed me in the office of a neurologist. A necessary step according to my cautious orthopedic surgeon, so I rolled my eyes (to myself) and dragged my feet all the way to the neurologist’s doorstep. After an MRI and a ... Read More »

Trust Your Instruments

“We can chart our future
clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965,
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Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin Question: Should I be worried about the problems with Deutsche Bank? Answer: That’s a question many in our industry have been asking. The answer is “it depends.” The markets had just settled down after the post-Brexit rally and now Deutsche Bank is reviving some of that volatility. Much of the concern over the bank’s future ... Read More »

Women in the Everglades A Brief History of Pioneers and Early Environmentalists

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Submitted Local author Marya Repko encapsulates information from her previous Brief History books but adds much more as she summarizes the role of women in the settling of South Florida from the east to west coasts and around Lake Okeechobee. After describing the hardships of pioneer life, the book cites examples of how women took a leading role on environmental ... Read More »